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Author Schwartz, Barry, 1946-

Title Practical wisdom : the right way to do the right thing / Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe.

Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    170.44 SCH    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    170.44 SCH    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    170.44 SCH    Available
Description 324 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-315) and index.
Contents What wisdom is and why we need it -- Introduction: the need for wisdom -- What wisdom is : the janitor and the judge -- Balancing acts : why wisdom is practical -- The machinery of wisdom -- Born to be wise -- Thinking with feeling : the value of empathy -- Learning from experience : the machinery of wisdom -- The war on wisdom -- Ruling out wisdom : when judges stop judging and doctors stop prescribing -- Eroding the empathy to be wise -- Right by rote: overstandardization and the rise of the canny outlaw -- The war on will -- Demoralizing institutions -- Sources of hope -- System changers -- Wisdom and happiness.
Subject Knowledge. (Musician)
Added Author Sharpe, Kenneth.
ISBN 1594487839

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